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ERIC Number: ED541686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 156
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2920-1086-7
ISSN: ISSN-1830-3471
Focus on Higher Education in Europe 2010: The Impact of the Bologna Process
Crosier, David; Dalferth, Simon; Parveva, Teodora
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission
This 2010 edition of the "Focus" report has been prepared for the European Ministerial Conference in Budapest/Vienna, 11-12 March 2010, that officially launches the European Higher Education Area. The report has been developed as a fully collaborative exercise between the Eurydice Network and the Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG), with the aim of ensuring that information is as comprehensive, reliable and consistent as possible. The main aim of the report is to provide concise and clear information on key aspects of higher education systems in all 46 countries of the emerging European Higher Education Area at the end of the first Bologna decade. It focuses on the impact of Bologna process reforms, taking account of other significant contextual factors. The publication is divided into two main parts. The first part consists of a comparative overview of the main issues related to the implementation of the Bologna process. These aspects include the Bologna three-cycle degree structure, the implementation of the main Bologna tools--the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the Diploma Supplement and National Qualifications Frameworks--the development of quality assurance systems, the social dimension of higher education, lifelong learning in higher education, student mobility and the impact of the economic crisis. The second part of the publication consists of comparable system information for all signatory countries giving an overview of key issues associated with the Bologna process. Each country table is accompanied by a higher education diagram showing the higher education degree structures and qualifications most commonly offered by higher education institutions. A glossary is included. (Contains 12 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Identifiers - Location: Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Austria (Vienna); Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Hungary (Budapest); Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom